*TFT Rewind No. 48  – Merlene Ottey

Her 35 medals representing Jamaica at major Games are the most that any athlete has ever won with 9 of these gold including the 200m in both 1993 and 1995 in Stuttgart and Gothenburg. Her 9 Olympic medals are the most any female athlete has ever won but gold eluded her by 1000th of a second in 1996 in Atlanta. She ran for Slovenia at the 2012 Helsinki European Champs aged 52.


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